Doral, FL – With the support of Doral Mayor and Council, the Parks & Police 4 Kids (PP4k) Foundation has donated $35,000 to Florida International University (FIU) for their First-Generation Scholarship Program. City leadership, board members and FIU President, Dr. Ken A. Jessell united for a special presentation to commemorate the partnership in the Doral Council Chambers on October 26th.
The First-Generation Scholarship Program is an innovative matching grant program that is awarded to students whose parents or legal guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Every $1 donated to the program by a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable or an incorporated organization will be matched by the state with $2.
PP4K is a City of Doral 501(c)(3) foundation whose mission aims to empower youth in reaching their full potential by building healthy relationships and preparing them with the necessary tools to confront and overcome challenges.
“This is an exciting collaboration that will directly impact degree-seeking undergraduate students that live in Doral,” said Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. “Through partnerships like this, our City is able to prioritize the youth in our community and help provide opportunities for our bright leaders of the future.”
“Given the city’s proximity to our Main campus, the many students, faculty, staff, and alumni who call Doral home, and this city’s footprint in the business community, this partnership is instrumental in ensuring the success of both our students and our community. That is why we are so grateful for the generosity of the City of Doral and their partnership with FIU’s First-Generation Scholarship program.
With this donation from the City, FIU can match the contribution 2×1, ensuring a $105,000 scholarship fund.”